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Tottenham remain keen on Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher but patience will be required 

Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher remains on hold as the player focuses on England’s European Championship campaign.

According to The Athletic, any potential transfer will likely have to wait until after the tournament ends.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou is a known admirer of the tenacious midfielder, and Spurs were initially considered front-runners to secure his signature.

However, with England reaching the Euro 2024 semi-final, Spurs will not be able to get a deal over the line anytime soon.

Gallagher had an impressive season, notching five goals and seven assists in 36 Premier League appearances.

The Blues are eager to sell to balance their books amid fears they could breach profitability and sustainability rules (PSR). They will demand £50 million for Gallagher.

Tottenham face competition from Aston Villa and Atletico Madrid for the midfielder. Newcastle United have also been credited with passive interest.

Tottenham need a midfielder with a different profile

Signing Gallagher is an exciting proposition, particularly if Spurs can persuade Chelsea to lower their asking price.

However, Spurs need to target a midfielder with a different profile. Tottenham need a holding midfielder who can usurp the injury-prone Yves Bissouma.

Postecoglou’s football is crying out for a defensive midfielder to break up opposition attacks and help defend transitions better.

The team will improve defensively with a player to screen the backline and protect the defence. Gallagher is more box-to-box and doesn’t fit the bill.

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